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Muhammad Ali Khan Walahjah (c. 1717–1795), nawab of Arcot  

David Washbrook

Muhammad Ali Khan Walahjah (c. 1717–1795), nawab of Arcot, was born the third of five sons of Anwar ud-Din Khan Anwar ud-Din Khan (1674?–1749), whom Asaf Jah, the Mughal subahdar of the Deccan and first nizam of Hyderabad, appointed nawab (deputy) of his subordinate ...

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Oudh, nawab wazirs of (act. 1754–1814)  

Richard B. Barnett

Oudh, nawab wazirs of (act. 1754–1814), were Nishapuri Saiyids who ruled the major political system of north India (Oudh, or more correctly Awadh) from 1754 to 1814, during the era of its most robust influence. They were the third to the sixth in a dynasty of eleven that lasted from 1720 to 1856....

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Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, maharaja jam sahib of Navanagar [known as Ranjitsinhji or Ranji] (1872–1933), ruler in India and cricketer  

Simon Wilde

Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, maharaja jam sahib of Navanagar [known as Ranjitsinhji or Ranji] (1872–1933), ruler in India and cricketer, was born on 10 September 1872 in Sarodar, a village on the Kathiawar peninsula in north-west India, the first son of Jiwansinhji, a farmer, and his second wife. The family was related to ruling houses in the region—including ...

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Singh, Sir Bhupinder (1891–1938), maharaja of Patiala  

Barbara N. Ramusack

Singh, Sir Bhupinder (1891–1938), maharaja of Patiala, was born on 12 October 1891 in the city of Patiala, Punjab, India, the eldest son of Maharaja Rajinder Singh (1872–1900), and his first wife, who died in 1897. Upon the death of his father in November 1900 he succeeded to the throne of the largest Sikh-ruled state in ...

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Singh, Duleep (1838–1893), maharaja of Lahore  

Amandeep Singh Madra

Singh, Duleep (1838–1893), maharaja of Lahore, was born in Lahore on 6 September 1838, the youngest son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839) and Rani Jindan Kaur (1817–1863). With the death of Ranjit Singh came chaos and mayhem as his prized Khalsa army, the lynchpin of his control of the ...

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Singh, Ganga (1880–1943), maharaja of Bikaner  

Barbara N. Ramusack

Singh, Ganga (1880–1943), maharaja of Bikaner, was born on 13 October 1880 in Bikaner, Rajputana, the younger son of Maharaja Lall Singh (d. 1887) and his second wife, and seven years later (August 1887) became the twenty-first ruler of Bikaner, in succession to his half-brother, ...

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Singh, Sir Hari (1895–1961), maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir  

Barbara N. Ramusack

Singh, Sir Hari (1895–1961), maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, was born at Jammu on 30 September 1895, the son of General Sir Amar Singh (d. 1909), the brother of Sir Partab Singh, then the maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. Although Partab Singh...